Williamstown Heritage Society hosts successful Open Day

Williamstown Heritage Society hosted a very successful Open Day at Templetogher Heritage Area on Sunday last, August 27th.

A Memorial Seat was unveiled, the design of which is in keeping with the heritage aspect of the location. The seat is in memory of the Egan family, members of which operated Templetogher Corn Mill for several generations. The seat project was organised by the Lennon, Keane and Egan families. A third new feature introduced was a Mini-Shrine to St. Patrick.

Among the other attractions which visitors enjoyed were the Restored Corn Mill with the Mill Wheel turning, the Forge, the Miller’s Cottage, Old Farm Machinery and the Memorial Wildlife Garden. The Exhibition Room, the display of photos and the Continual Slideshow were all very popular, while other highlights of the day included the Traditional Music Session, The Forge Demonstration and the beautiful models of Williamstown Church and Templetogher Mill, made by Dearbhla and Andrea Delaney, Beagh.

There were several public representatives in attendance, including councillors Declan Geraghty, Evelyn Parsons, Michael Connolly and Anthony Waldron, Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, Senator Eugene Murphy and Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, MEP. All of them had warm words of praise for the great work being carried out at Templetogher Heritage Area.
The committee wishes to thank all who attended in such great numbers on the day. A special word of thanks to all those who worked so hard to ensure the outstanding success of the event.